Britt Smith begins his first year with the Texas Tech baseball program as its volunteer assistant coach. Smith will spend most of his time with the Texas Tech pitching staff.
Smith comes to Texas Tech after serving one season as Texas Tech assistant coach Daren Hays' pitching coach at Lubbock Christian University. In 1998, Smith's LCU staff turned in a 5.42 earned run average as he helped the Chaparals to a 47-17 overall record and No. 16 ranking in NAIA. LCU senior Paco Escamilla was selected an honorable mention NAIA All American.
Prior to his one-year stint at Lubbock Christian, Smith played and coached at West Texas A&M over the past five seasons. He played all nine positions during his playing days with the Buffaloes. An all-conference outfielder in 1996 at West Texas A&M, Smith holds both the school and Lone Star Conference game records for hits (6) and walks (5).
Smith has assisted three other coaches who have assisted Texas Tech head coach Larry Hays in the past- Jimmy Shankle (former LCU head coach), Todd Howey (Tech grad and current West Texas A&M head coach) and Daren Hays (former LCU head coach/current Texas Tech assistant).
A native of Forth Worth who attended Arlington Heights High School, Smith earned a Master's Degree from West Texas A&M in 1998. He graduated from West Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Science degree.
Smith is employed at Rip Griffin Supermarkets in Lubbock. He and his wife Wendy reside in Lubbock. The couple was married in July.
THE BRITT SMITH FILE
Education: Arlington Heights High School; Bachelor's of Science-West Texas A&M, 1996; Master's Degree- West Texas A&M, 1998.
Coaching Career: Assistant Baseball Coach, West Texas A&M, 1996-97; Assistant Baseball Coach, Lubbock Christian University, 1998; Volunteer Assistant Baseball Coach, Texas Tech University, 1999.